Kentucky Teachers

Please see our main Harp Teacher List page for other states, and for more information on how to use this list.

Some teachers who live in neighboring states may be listed at the bottom of this page.


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Teaches through Skype, FaceTime, Zoom or other online programs

Teaches both lever and pedal harp

Teaches only lever harp

Teaches only pedal harp

Teaches all ages

Teaches only children and teens

Teaches only teens and adults


Here is a list of our harp teachers in Kentucky organized by zip code.

40242

Louisville, KY
(southern IN, Lexington KY)

Lisa Spurlock Gilmore

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Lisa teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the Louisville Harp Academy. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Lisa teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes for her students. She studied with Susann McDonald, Ann Yeung, and Elzbieta Szmyt, and has been teaching since 1999.

"Founder and director of the Louisville Harp Academy - lessons for students of all ages and levels. Students include national harp competition winners, finalists, and college scholarship recipients."

 
Lisa Spurlock Gilmore

40390

Wilmore, KY
(Lexington, Danville)

Krista Padgett

Lever harp - beginning
Pedal harp - beginning

Krista teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. New students must have basic piano skills. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Krista specializes in classical and religious music, and also teaches pop, Celtic, folk, and early music. Krista has been teaching since 1996.

 

40502

Lexington, KY

Elaine Humphreys Cook

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Elaine teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. She also teaches at University of Kentucky (Lexington), Centre College (Danville), and the Lexington Talent Education Association. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Elaine teaches classical and orchestral music, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. As well as teaching in English, she also teaches in Chinese. She has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in harp performance from the San Francisco Conservatory, and CMM from University of Cincinnati. She has Suzuki teacher training in harp and violin, and Progression of Classics for harp. She studied with Gillian Sella Benet, Caitriona Yeats, Edward Druzinsky, and Marcella DeCray, and has been teaching since 1978.

"Teaching is inspiring as I journey with individuals, developing technical and musical skills. I am happy to combine music that furthers progress, along with personal preferences of the student."

 
Elaine Humphreys Cook

40517

Lexington, KY

Leah Schade

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(610) 420-6861 - jimleah@aol.com

Leah teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. Children must be able to read at 1st grade level; 1 year of piano preferred. Leah specializes in classical music, and also teaches orchestral, jazz, and pop music. She has studied with Alice Chalifoux and has been teaching since 1990. Leah has performed with local and regional orchestras, jazz trios, church groups, and as a freelance musician for private, corporate, religious, and secular events.

 

42754

Leitchfield, KY

Emily Fife

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Emily teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Emily teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, modern, Celtic and religious music. She also teaches improvisation, and music theory. Emily studied with Mrs. Louise Benton and has a Bachelors of Music degree.

"I have been playing for 25 years. I am happy to teach harp lessons to most any age and ability level."